• TPM25
  • March 2-5, 2025 | Long Beach Convention Center

Anja Roennfeldt

DB Schenker

Executive Vice President-Global Ocean Freight Trade Management,

Anja is responsible for the Global Trade Management activities at DB Schenker, a leader in industry-specific and integrated logistics solutions worldwide in the areas of overland transportation, Air and Ocean freight as well as contract logistics. The main tasks in Global Trade Management comprise everything around strategic Carrier relationship and performance management incl Procurement, but also customer engagement and business development incl pricing.

Anja has joined DB Schenker in February 2000. Since then, she has been spending more than a decade in Asia Pacific in various Trade positions before getting assigned to head the regional Oceanfreight in Asia for several years.

In 2012, she repatriated to Germany to take over the lead of the Global Ocean FCL team at Head office for Schenker AG. Since 2017, Anja accepted the role of Global Head of Trade Management.

Prior to starting her career with DB Schenker, Anja has her background in tramp shipping and related operations as well as liner shipping with a container carrier in various trade management positions and locations in Europe and China.

Sessions With Anja Roennfeldt

Tuesday, 5 March

  • 03:05pm - 03:50pm (PST) / 05/mar/2024 11:05 pm - 05/mar/2024 11:50 pm

    Understanding the Asia Container Shipping Environment

    Understanding current, complex container shipping dynamics within APAC is crucial to any supply chain connecting Asia to North America, Europe, or other consumer market. An evolving and overlapping set of forces is shaping growth in the region and connecting it to consumer markets globally. These include the impact of geopolitics, “China+1” resourcing trends, (which some still see as early days), China’s reorientation of its own export machine toward renewables, as well as growing investment by multinationals to cater to the region’s own consumer growth. Reflecting growth in components and consumer goods trade, intra-ASEAN share of total global trade by value has grown by half a percentage point from 4.5% to 5% since the beginning of 2020. Supporting the growth is an expansive network estimated at 87 regional and global ocean carriers plying more than 10,000 unique trade lanes, with multiple departures per hour and customers frequently demanding precise departures and arrivals. Despite the fragmented market, intra-Asia rates have held up given the strength of demand and carriers’ ability in the aggregate to flex capacity in response to short-term changes in demand. This session, featuring APAC-based shipping and logistics leaders and led by Journal of Commerce vice president Peter Tirschwell, now based in Singapore, will cover a broad perspective for BCOs managing Asia supply chains.